Jim Roberts

Jim Roberts


Full-time student of the news & long-time follower of the Grateful Dead. Editor-in-Chief, ?Cheddar?. Ex-NYT, Mashable. Listen to the thunder shout.

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*Scott Kevin Fairlamb, former MMA fighter from New Jersey, has been arrested in Capitol riot. *Charged with assaulting federal officer & carrying dangerous weapon. *Video shows him punching officer in the head. *Owns a gym; defied #covid19  lockdown order.

News we didn’t need: Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

Random musical suggestion for the evening: “Co-Pilot” by one of the best bands of the 90s, Letters to Cleo. (Studio version is amazing; this live take is fun too.)

Imagine ... “an episode of Mr. Trump’s reality show ‘The Apprentice,’ albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis.

*Navalny’s wife Yulia Navalnaya is among those arrested today in massive protests sparked by HIS arrest. *She posted message from police van. *Estimated 40,000 protesters in Moscow. 1,000+ arrested.

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Some Trump aides stuck with him till the end. Now they're screwed.

NEW: Dominion Voting System sues Trump lawyer #Rudy  Giuliani for defamation. *Suit seeks damages of $1.3 billion. *Alleges that part of his motivation was to enrich himself through legal fees.

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Chicago Teachers Union vote against returning to classrooms for in-person learning. Mayor Lightfoot says: “We’re still bargaining.”

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Coronavirus: Li Wenliang, doctor who alerted public to the outbreak, dies of the disease.

*Another woman comes forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault, according to @guardian . *Former model Amy Dorris says alleged assault occurred at US Open in 1997. *”His hands were very gropey…”

For those keeping track, @realDonaldTrump  has scrubbed his Twitter feed of many of the rants he posted yesterday.

CAPITOL RIOT ARREST UPDATE: *Larry Rendell Brock, a Texas man who was photographed in tactical gear on the Senate floor, surrenders to the FBI. *His ex-wife turned him in after seeing photos of riot.

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Washington DC police release photos of suspects in US Capitol siege. (Shouldn't be that difficult to find them....) via @nypost 

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The alt-right shows up in Charlottesville, Va., chanting “Russia is our friend” near statue of Robert E. Lee.

Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards asks Senators Josh Hawley R-Mo.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) to return campaign contributions after they voted against certification of Joe Biden’s victory.

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